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CHR asks gov’t to protect
inadequately paid repatriated OFWs
amid pandemic
Justice mechanism for deprived workers should be in place, commission says
By: Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ

INQUIRER.net / 07 11 PM July 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government should set-up a justice mechanism

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for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were not compensated properly

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before they were repatriated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the
Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said on Wednesday.
According to CHR, they support the call by Migrant Forum in Asia, which

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“We are in solidarity with the appeal of the Migrant Forum in Asia, together
with other migrants’ rights movements, on the urgency of ensuring a justice
mechanism for repatriated Filipino migrant workers,” CHR Commissioner
Gwendolyn Pimentel-Gana, who handles the commission’s migrants’ rights

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affairs, said in a statement.
CHR mentioned three ways for the government to help OFWs affected by

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